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Oscars 2020: Nominations announced in documentary categories

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced on Monday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Below are the nominees in the documentary categories. Documentary Feature American Factory The Cave The Edge of Democracy For Sama Honeyland...

“For Sama” named best feature documentary at IDA Awards

Source:  TheWrap “For Sama,” Waad al-Kateab’s wrenching story of raising a young daughter in war-torn Syria, was named best feature documentary of 2019 at the International Documentary Association’s 35th annual IDA Documentary Awards, which were handed out on Saturday...

“Apollo 11” wins big at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter "Apollo 11" was named best documentary at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday night. The ceremony took place at BRIC in Brooklyn. Overall, "Apollo 11" was the night's biggest winner.   Along with best...

Newsweek announces plans for film and distribution unit

Source:  Variety Newsweek magazine intends to start Newsweek Studios, a film and distribution company that will focus on newsworthy and documentary content from filmmakers around the world. Pierce Cravens, a producer and actor, has been named president and will lead...

MTV hires HBO’s Sheila Nevins to lead new documentary division

Source:  Fast Company Sheila Nevins, former President of HBO Documentary Films, is heading to Viacom to launch MTV Documentary Films, a new division under MTV Studios that “will embrace a new generation of filmmakers exploring the social, political, and cultural...

Apple names A+E’s Molly Thompson as Head of Documentaries

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Apple is continuing to fill out its executive ranks. AppleTV+ has named former A+E executive Molly Thompson as the company's head of documentaries.  She brings with her three decades of experience in the field, having founded A&E...